A Mind Changed
I've been away a long time. Sorry all.
So I've come to a new conclusion: I don't give a crap about XML. Really, I don't. All I want to do is get my work done, and as often as not these days I'm finding that XML is just getting in my way. Let me step back and explain a bit.
XML is a nice tool for some things, but overall I guess I've been recently reinforcing my feeling that it's being over-used, wrongly prescribed as the answer for everything from config files to word processing, and in general missunderstood. XML fails every time it's exposed to a user directly. It doesn't do enough for us. We need something better (or better tools around what we've already got).